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Susan Harrison-Tustain
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« on: December 12, 2009, 04:58:32 PM »

I have tried so many different Sap Green hues and mixes to create Sap Green - but have now discovered the perfect mix:

Schmincke Sap Green
Schmincke Translucent Orange

Try it - it is by far the best and most luscious Sap Green mix I have ever used.
The color is sumptuous and everything I have been looking for.
It brushes out beautifully into gentle blends of hue without oilyness and stickiness that is often the problem with other Sap Green mixes.

This mix is ideal for multilayers of washes as it doesnt lift easily - which is a common problem with other Sap Green mixes.

You can vary the color temperature by adding more or less Translucent Orange. If you want to cool it dramatically - you can add a touch of Thalo blue or Thalo Green. Experiment - you will be amazed!

How did I discover it?
I was experimenting one afternoon and by mistake picked up the Schmincke tube of Sap Green (I am not very keen on the tube color on it's own). I added Translucent Orange - and the rest is history!

I can hardly believe it was there under my nose for all of these years!

Enjoy it - I know you will love it. I wont be changing from this combination!

Susan
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 11:41:01 AM »

The Shmincke sap green is made up with PY153 a yellow in W&N is called new gamboge and  scmincke thalo green blue shade PG7 and the transluscent orange is PO 71 not made by many brands  I think it's scmincke and daniel smith I have these pigment's so i will make it .Thank you Susan for the info
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 11:53:16 AM »

Another great mix i found is green gold PY129 yellow and quinacridone magenta PV19 make a vibrant burnt orange to orange depending on the  amount of yellow or magenta used.Both lightfast and transparent.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 05:41:37 PM »

At times when i find a particular color hard to read i use the punched hole of the watercolor paper and paint the color mix in the are around the hole to see how close my mix is Cheesy.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 11:59:26 AM »

When i paint the underpainting in yellow and i put too much yellow in the  area that i wanted to  put blue over, I put a light wash of red over it so at least it won,t go green, dry, then when i place the blue on top it's not so noticeble.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 01:42:02 PM »

I discovered a Prismacolor colorless blender pencil this is a brand of artist quality pencil I use it to save whites, say a highlight on a dew drop or veins on a leaf i cant paint right over it ,when the paint is bone dry i can rub out the pencil and the white remains Magic especially great for my specs of light on my crystal painting.  I can paint into it if the line or area is too large Crayon white can also do this but this can't be rubbed out it is waxy.Just one thing don't forget to the pencil rub out to see the whites Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 02:55:53 PM »

I have started the leaves challenge, i have been using my water filled with it's reservoir brush to wet the area it's a traveling brush inexpensive ,now i find that when i need clean water and brush it's right there next to me  :)A set of 3 are $12
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